Shared Photo: Robert laird 1824-1902

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I wanted to share this family photo of Robert Laird , his spouse isabella douglas and their daughter , mary douglas laird .. after her marriage in 1878 the laird family  lived on berryknowes farm govan , lanarkshire ... note  Robert laird was born in kilmacolm  to John laird Agnes Blair of   gibblestone  farm and Isabella Douglas born undercraig  farm erskine to John Douglas,  mary scott ......  through the Blair/ laird/  scott lineages these  2 were distantly related .    Erskine and kilmacolm belong to the shire of Renfrew in Scotland.   This photo was taken in Glasgow  Scotland.   with the community. Location: unknown. Date: Before 1902.
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in Photos by Kj Douglas G2G Crew (790 points)
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Isabella's hair style looks like many in my family from the same era. And, Robert's cane is rather unique, the kind I'd like to have.
by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.0m points)
Thank you for your comment.

 We have never really looked at the cane ..... have focused more  on  Isabella Douglas and the scar on her face , Wondering if she could have been kicked by a horse or cow at some stage ..

Her mother , MARY DOUGLAS,  exhibited both ayrshire cattle and Clydesdale horses at agricultural shows from approx. 1855- 1881 in scotland .   As  mary Douglas was a widow from 1851 ,  the farm would have required all members of the family  to help run the farm.

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